TV and Radio

David Quinn discusses his book ‘How we killed God (and other tales of modern Ireland)’

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, has been on a number of programmes lately discussing his new book ‘How we killed God (and other tales of modern Ireland’) which looks back at almost 25 years of tumultuous social and religious change in Ireland. A central theme of his book is that ‘Official Ireland’ has set out...

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David Quinn debates the right to life on the Tonight Show

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn, was on the Tonight Show on TV3 last Thursday night to discuss the current state of the abortion debate. Also on the panel were former Fine Gael Senator, Fidelma Healy Eames, Fine Gael TD, Kate O’Connell, and Amnesty Ireland’s Colm O’Gorman. The show can be found here.

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Maria Steen debates childcare policy

Maria Steen of The Iona Institute appeared on the Pat Kenny show on the 11th October. She and the panel discussed how the recent budget has impacted childcare. You can watch the show here.    

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Assessing the last 25 years of social change

RTE’s Prime Time has been assessing the last 25 years of Irish life, including the social debates around issues like marriage, abortion and the Catholic Church. David Quinn took part in a panel discussion last week to discuss these matters. David┬áchallenged that idea that Ireland has become an unambiguously more compassionate place as a result...

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What do people when say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’?

A new poll from the Pew Forum shows that many people who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’ are actually happy to identity with a given religion and many are regular church-goers. So what do they mean when they say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’? David Quinn was on Spirit Radio to discuss...

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David Quinn on the gender pay gap

David Quinn was on The Pat Kenny Show last Friday to discuss the gender pay gap. Quoting data from Eurostat he said the main reason for the gap is that far more women than men work part-time and this eventually affects their hourly average earnings compared with men. You can listen to the item here....

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David Quinn debates Government proposal re admissions policy of Catholic schools

Iona Institute director, David Quinn, was on The Pat Kenny Show last week to discuss the proposal by Education Minister, Richard Bruton, to remove the right of Catholic schools to admit Catholic children first in the event of over-enrollment. This right is being removed only from Catholic schools. The right of minority faith schools and...

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Iona Institute NI spokespeople discuss right to life and same-sex marriage on BBC radio

Iona Institute NI spokespeople Mary Lewis and Tracy Harkin appeared on the BBC today (Friday). Mary appeared on ┬áThe Nolan Show to discuss the decision to allow the NHS to fund ┬áNorthern Ireland women who travel to England for abortions. Mary’s contribution can be heard here (21 minutes and 53 seconds in). Tracy appeared on...

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New opinion poll on Good Friday drinking laws discussed on Newstalk Breakfast

A new opinion poll commissioned by The Iona Institute and conducted by Amarach Research found that the public are split 50/50 on whether or not we should allows pubs and restaurants to open on Good Friday, as the Government proposes. David Quinn was on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss the findings and said the Government should...

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David Quinn and Dr Peter Boylan discuss the Sisters of Charity decision to quit their hospitals

The news was announced yesterday that the Sisters of Charity are to quit their hospitals. In the process, their three hospitals will give up their Catholic ethos. David Quinn and Dr Peter Boylan discussed the implications of this on The Last Word. David made the point that, with or without the Catholic Church, Irish people...

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